KINGLAKE, Alexander William. Eothen … with Forty Drawings by H. R. Millar. London, George Newnes, 1898.
8vo. Original patterned cloth, covers decorated in red and blind, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. 340, , [26, publisher's catalogue]; extremities a little rubbed, a few pages carelesssly opened, otherwise a good copy.
In 1844, the twenty-five-year-old Alexander Kinglake and close friend John Savile had embarked for the Levant. After Savile was called home, Kinglake continued on his journey, eventually visiting Cyprus, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Damascus. His work details a remarkably modern journey of self-analysis and discovery.